For emergency response teams (ERT) in oil and gas, a higher level of fitness is a must. They are often required to deal with acute or life-threatening situations. So it follows that the ERT OGUK medical involves an aerobic fitness test and a slightly higher standard for Body Mass Index (BMI).
How we meet the ERT fitness test requirements
We use the Chester Step Test to measure aerobic fitness. This is a test with a good pedigree; it was developed to put firefighters through their paces and is still used in many brigades across the UK to this day. This aerobic fitness test must be carried out annually – and that’s on top of the basic OGUK medical carried out every two years. But you only pay for what you need.
Ready for future medical requirements in renewables
The renewables industry (including offshore and onshore wind-farm and tidal) are currently looking at the standard of medical fitness required for its field personnel. It may be that they decide ERT level is a must – in which case, we are already well-placed to service those needs.